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Telefilm Canada supports 22 feature-length documentaries

18 August 2022

Telefilm Canada is announcing its commitment to 22 feature-length documentaries which will receive funding under the Theatrical Documentary Program, for a total of $3.8M.  

Under this program, Telefilm continues to support Canadian production companies looking to finance feature-length documentary projects in both production and post-production. 

An advisory committee of external and internal representatives assessed the projects and made recommendations to Telefilm. The decision-making process took into account Telefilm’s goal of fostering a diversity of voices in the industry, ensuring that Telefilm funds a balanced portfolio of productions that reflect a variety of genres, budgets and company sizes, regions of the country and points of view.  Names of selection committee members will be published on the Project Financing Advisory Committees webpage once all funding decisions have been made.  
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Director and screenwriter: Yuqi Kang 
Production: Intuitive Pictures Productions Inc. and NFB 
Distributor: NFB 
Province: Quebec 
Language: English and Mandarin 
500 Days in the Wild 
Director and screenwriter: Dianne Whelan 
Production: Rebel Sister Productions Ltd 
Distributor: Elevation Pictures 
Province: British Columbia 
Language: English 
Any Other Way: The Jackie Shane Story 
Directors: Michael Mabbott and Lucah Rosenberg-Lee 
Screenwriters: Michael Mabbott, Lucah Rosenberg-Lee and Alison Duke 
Production: Banger Media Inc. and NFB 
Distributor: NFB 
Province: Ontario 
Language: English 
À pied  
Director and screenwriter: Vali Fugulin 
Production: Couzin Films Inc. 
Distributor: Maison 4 :3 Inc. 
Province: Québec 
Language: French 
Au boute du rien pantoute  
Director: Jérome Sabourin 
Screenwriters: Jérome Sabourin, Angélique Richer and Sarah Lévesque 
Production: Productions Mustang Inc. 
Distributor: Films du 3 mars Inc. 
Province: Québec 
Language: French 
Audiophilia: Adventures in the World of Hi-Fi 
Director and screenwriter: Ron Mann 
Production: 136469 Canada Limited o/a Sphinx Productions 
Distributor: Films We Like 
Province: Ontario 
Language: English 
Director and screenwriter: Lawrence Côté-Collins 
Production: 9174-5018 Québec Inc. 
Distributor: Maison 4 :3 
Province: Québec 
Language: French 
Born To Be Wild 
Director: Oliver Schwehm 
Screenwriters: Oliver Schwehm and Catherine Bainbridge 
Production: Rezolution Pictures (BTBW) Inc. and Lunabeach Media 
Distributor: Blue Ant 
Province: Quebec 
Language: English 
Director: Lamia Chraibi 
Screenwriters: Lamia Chraibi and Yza Nouiga 
Production: Production Leitmotiv Inc. 
Distributor: Films du 3 mars 
Province: Québec 
Language: Portuguese 
Doug Henning: Magic Man 
Director and screenwriter: Martha Kehoe 
Production: Insight Productions Ltd. 
Distributor: KinoSmith 
Province: Ontario 
Language: English 
Eye of the Hurricane 
Director and screenwriter: Peter Thurling 
Production: The Eye of the Hurricane Productions Inc. 
Distributor: Level Film 
Province: Ontario 
Language: English 
Gimme Some Truth 
Directors and screenwriters: Brad Abrahams and Simon Ennis 
Production: Hawkeye Pictures Inc. and Taglicht Media  
Distributor: Game Theory Films 
Province: Ontario 
Language: English 
I Love Lucy (working title) 
Director and screenwriter: Fern Levitt 
Production: CCI Productions Inc. 
Distributor: Aqute Media Inc. 
Province: Ontario 
Language: English 
La nuit noire m’a donné des yeux noirs  
Director and screenwriter: Jean-François Lesage 
Production: Les productions des films de l’autre Inc. 
Distributor: Films du 3 mars 
Province: Québec 
Language: French 
Director and screenwriter: Catherine Legault 
Production: Concerto Films Inc. 
Distributor: Films du 3 Mars 
Province: Quebec 
Language: English 
Director and screenwriter: Nicolas Paquet 
Production: Franc doc films (bis) inc. 
Distributor: ONF 
Province: Québec 
Language: French 
Mama no himitsu  
Director and screenwriter: Laurence Lévesque 
Production: Metafilms Inc. 
Distributor: Spira 
Province: Québec 
Language: French and Japanese 
Director and screenwriter: Kinga Michalska 
Production: Les Productions Catbird Inc. 
Distributor: Films du 3 Mars 
Province: Quebec 
Language: Polish and English 
Smoke & Gifts / It’s All Gonna Break 
Directors: Ann Shin and Stephen Chung 
Screenwriters: Ann Shin and Hannah Donegan 
Production: Fathom Film Group Ltd. 
Distributor: Mongrel Media 
Province: Ontario 
Language: English 
Swan Song 
Director: Chelsea McMullan 
Screenwriters: Chelsea McMullen and Sean O’Neill 
Production: Ugly Duckling Media Inc. 
Distributor: Blue Ice Docs Inc. 
Province: Ontario 
Language: English 
Toute la vérité sur les extraterrestres  
Directors: Guylaine Maroist and Éric Ruel 
Screenwriter: Guylaine Maroist 
Production: 9212-5913 Québec Inc. 
Distributor: Productions de la Ruelle Inc. 
Province: Québec 
Language: French 
Director: Mila Aung-Thwin 
Screenwriters: Mila Aung-Thwin and Mike MacMillan 
Production: Eyesteel Productions Inc., Lithium Studios Productions Inc. and Digital Cube 
Distributor: EyeSteelFilm 
Province: Quebec 
Language: English 
About Telefilm Canada 
As a Partner of Choice, Telefilm Canada is a Crown corporation dedicated to the success of the Canadian audiovisual industry, fostering access and excellence through programming that supports cultural resonance and public engagement. Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent in Canada and around the world, always with an eye to equity, inclusion and sustainability. In addition, it makes recommendations to the Department of Canadian Heritage regarding the certification of treaty audiovisual co-productions, and administers the Canada Media Fund programs. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations that are primarily used to support emerging talent. Visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. 


Media contact:  
Joyce Richards 
Advisor, Public Relations – English Market 
Telefilm Canada